Autumn- Winter 2013-2014: Make up & Nail Trends

Here is a collage of season’s most important make up and nail trends… Draw inspiration and grab your make up brushes!

BERRY STAIN

1. d&g2.Somarta, M∙A∙C AW13 Tokyo Fashion Week Fashion Week

3.glamour.com-fendi-mohawks-fall-2013-w724 4. Vera Wang

5.Veronique Branquinho, M∙A∙C AW13 Paris Fashion Week6. Voilette De Madame

The trend: Either it is a raspberry, or a blackcurrant, a strawberry or a gooseberry… it is fashion! For a lighter version of the colour, try wearing a soft formula as stain patting colour from lipstick’s bullet on lips and for a more intense version, use a creamier formula with a matching lip pencil.

Pictures: 1. Dolce & Gabbana, via Pinterest 2. Somarta, via Mac Facebook page

3. Fendi, via Glamour.com 4. Vera Wang, via Pinterest 5. Veronique Branquinho, via Mac Facebook

6. Guerlain “Voilette de Madame” collection

GLITTER AND STRASS

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4. House of Holland, M∙A∙C AW13 London Fashion Week 5. Manish AroraParis mac

The trend: It comes to sprinkle some magic to our special occasions! To light up your complexion and add mystery, you can use a touch of fine glitter that compliments your make up, on the eyes just above the pupils. If you are brave and you want to make a statement, apply strass or chunky pieces of glitter on your eyes or dress your lips, over your lipstick, in fine glitter with the help of an eyeshadow brush with synthetic hair.

Pictures: 1. Christian Dior, via dior.tumblr.com 2. Chanel, via Pinterest 3. Thakoon, via Elle

4. House of Holland and 5. Manish Arora, via Mac Facebook page.

GRAPHIC LINES

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3.Backstage at Libertine, M∙A∙C AW13 New York Fashion Week 4.Anna+Sui+Fall+2013+Backstage+RlRyoppbjnGl

The trend: It is such a timeless makeup! This trend is a remix of Brigitte Bardot’s style. It includes quite, natural tones on face and extravagant, bold eyeliners and lashes. This season, you are encouraged to play with your liner, push and extend the lines and your limits. Do not forget to add the final touch: a pair of rich false lashes!

Pictures: 1. Pucci, via Glamour.com 2. Lancôme “Artliner” collection 3. Libertine, via Mac Facebook

4. Anna Sui, via Stylebistro

METALLIC EYES

1. CDior 2. Estee Lauder

3.Etro 4. Gucci. 

5.TomFordBeautyFall2013 6. Jean-Pierre Braganza

The trend: Metallic eyeshadows is around for quite few seasons now, perhaps showing us the way to how futuristic make up will be. It is a trend I love and I honour from time to time, myself. As for colours, right now red- burgundy and everything from light to dark grey are HOT! Dare to wear your metallic eyeshadows with bold red lipctick in a glamorous night out!

Pictures: 1. Christian Dior “Mystic Metallics” collection, via dior.tumblr.com

2. Estee Lauder 3. Etro, via Pinterest 4. Gucci, via Allure 5. Tom Ford Beauty campaign

6. Jean-Pierre Braganza, via Style.com 

SMUDGED LINES

1. Holly Fulton, M∙A∙C AW13 London Fashion Week 2. Alexis Mabille, M∙A∙C AW13 Paris Fashion Week

3.Just Cavalli, M∙A∙C AW13 Milan Fashion Week. 4. Stephane Rolland MAC PARIS HAUTE COUTURE fashionweek

5. Kenzo Paris Fashion week 6.Missoni, M∙A∙C AW13 Milan Fashion Week

7. Rodarte 8.glamour.com-RobertoCavalli-rimmed-eyes-beauty-w724. jpg

The trend: The smudgier the better! This is the most wearable trend that can be worn from day to night and it is ideal for those days, when we are invited somewhere right after work and we have no time to re-apply make up. Things are simple: for a morning look, smudge the edges of a brown/ dark purple/dark green eyeliner that you have placed on your top lash lines or waterline and lower lash lines. Take the look from morning to night, reapplying black eyeliner on waterline and lower lash lines and smudging it. Pair it with red lipstick or your favourite “your lips but better” lipstick and you are good to go!

Pictures: 1. Holly Fulton and 2. Alexis Mabille and 3. Just Cavalli, via Mac Facebook page

4. Stephane Rolland and 5. Kenzo and 6. Missoni, via Mac Facebook page

7. Rodarte, via Style.com 8. Roberto Cavalli, via Glamour.com

FULLY SMOKEY EYES

1. Elie Saab, M∙A∙C Paris Haute-Couture Fashion Week Fall:Winter ‘13 2. Johan Ku, M∙A∙C AW13 Tokyo Fashion Week Fashion Week

3.Alexandrevauthier. via strangelycompelling.netjpg 4. Backstage at Donna Karan, M∙A∙C AW13 New York Fashion Week

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7.Francesco Scognamiglio, M∙A∙C AW13 Milan FashionFrancesco Scognamiglio, M∙A∙C AW13 Milan Fashion Week.

The trend: Whats is sexier and more mysterious than a smokey eye make up? A fuller smokey eye make up! This season, “smoke” reaches the ceiling, meaning the eye brows! Colours to play around with are black, bronze and khaki. To copy the trend, pair your intense smokey with a light peachy toned lipstick.

Pictures: 1. Elie Saab and 2.  Johan Ku, via Mac Facebook page

3. Alexandre Vauthier, via Strangelycompelling.net 4. Donna Karan, via Mac Facebook page

5. Chanel “Superstition” collection 6. Gianfranco Ferré, via Glamour.com

7. Francesco Scognamiglio, via Mac Facebook page

OMBRE LIPS

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2. Backstage at Zac Posen, M∙A∙C AW13 New York Fashion Week 3. glamour.com-Emporio-armani-red-lips-w724

The trend: Ombre on hair, ombre on brows, ombre on clothes, ombre is everywhere! Now, it is also on lips. The trend encourage us to grab our red and berry lip pencils and lipsticks and our lip brushes. Start by scrubbing and prepping your lips, with the right for you products. Then, dab powder on lips to help your colours stay on place. Apply your darker colour first at outer corners with light strokes. Then, gently apply your lighter colour to the centre and blend the edges evenly, to diffuse any lines. Do not add lipgloss!

Pictures: 1. Kenneth Cole and 2. Zac Posen, via Mac Facebook page 3. Emporio Armani, via Glamour.com

THE “NO MAKE UP” MAKE UP

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4. Backstage at Alberta Ferretti, M∙A∙C AW13 Milan Fashion Week. 5.  Alexander Wang

6.Backstage at Victoria Beckham, M∙A∙C AW13 New York Fashion Week 7. Carolina Herrera, M∙A∙C AW13 New York FWeek.Fall 13 Forecast Eyes pallete. Oyster creme shadieall over. Rsutic red cream shadow at contour.hot tahiti with brush on lipsjpg

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The trend:  The “no make up” make up, or else “Mans’ favourite”! The trend does not imply that we should go out nude from mascara or concealer but to use products that give natural textures and skin coloured effects, just enough to make us look healthy. That translates into fresh and dewy foundation, a good but light concealer and a fine milled powder, peachy eyeshadows, pinky- rosey blushes and rosey-peach lipsticks. Do not forget to add a thin black liner on top lash lines and mascara!

Pictures: 1. Valentino, via Mizhattan 2. Burberry “Trench Kisses” collection 3. Yiqing Yin

4. Alberta Ferretti and 6.Victoria Beckham and 7.Carolina Herrera, via Mac Facebook page

5. Alexander Wang, via Pinterest 8. Blumarine and 9. Dsquared2, via Glamour.com

COLOURFUL EYES

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The trend: With blue being the colour mostly seen, this is the most playful trend of the season and it inspires us to go wild when doing makeup! Though blue eyeshadow is very popular, it is however a dangerous colour to wear and pretty much out outdated. There are many new products and palettes in the market, that finding wearable and fresh colours is guaranteed. Try out purple, lilac and grey-green, for a more modern version!

Pictures: Left: Aquilano Rimondi, via Mac Facebook page. Right: Giorgio Armani “Kaleidoscope” collection

BUSHY BROWS

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The trend: Bushy brows is probably the trend of the century. From messy to well groomed, we are seeing them around for years. To sport the trend you need to have naturally full brows or grow them as much as possible (if possible). Make sure to fill the gaps with pencils and brow powders or eye shadows and correct their shape with gels and liquid liners.

Pictures: Left: Burberry, via adaymag.com. Right: Chloè, via Mac Facebook page

NAIL TRENDS

1. Dior2. Gareth Pugh, M∙A∙C AW13 Paris Fashion Week

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5. tom ford red 6. red-silver

7.elle-01-zac-posen-nail-trends-xln-lgn 8.Manish Arora, M∙A∙C AW13 Paris Fashion Week  

The colours: Black, Lilac, Berry, Red, Grey, Nude skin colour, Blue, anything Metallic.

The designing trends: Golden flakes at tips or base of nail, silver tip at tips,

stroke of colours mixed at the half of the nail, hearts, strass and pearls.

Pictures: 1. Christian Dior “Mystic Metallics” collection, via dior.tumblr.com

2. Gareth Pugh, via Mac Facebook page 3. Golden flakes, via Pinterest  4. La Perla

5. Tom Ford red 6. Red with metallic silver tips, via Pinterest 7. Zac Posen, via Elle.com

8. Manish Arora, via Mac Facebook page

Tan nuances

In this part of Earth’s hemisphere, Summer is on its peak!

Beaches are busy, nightlife is at its best, the moon is just a little more glowy and everything revolves around relaxation, enjoyment and flirtation.  As you can imagine, beautiful people and sun burnt bodies can’t help but magnetize everyone’s attention!

Today’s post is dedicated to those sun burnt bodies and faces, who seek a bit more depth and dimension with the help of luminous, little makeup creations…

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Saint Prokopis beach- Naxos island- Greece

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GIORGIO ARMANI- Sheer Bronzer 

Giorgio Armani Sheer Bronzer in #1 Brown Sand, is a great bronzer for those of you who look for the highly desirable J-Lo effect. Even though it is exactly as the name implies, sheer, when built it gifts amazing glow and compliments ideally medium to deep tanned skin tones. The powder is scentless and its colour is a true taupe (not even a hint of red or orange) with golden shimmer. I want to add that it goes nicely with the sheer bronzer #5 of the Armani line, applied discreetly on the apples of the cheeks.

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The bronzer costs 45 Euro. If you include it in your shopping list and it happens that you travel through airports, make sure you purchase it at Duty Frees as it can get as low as 36 Euro.

MAC –  Iridescent Loose Powder

Mac’s loose powder in Golden Bronze is a beautiful, finely milled, shimmering powder, which you can wear in face, neck and decolte, aiming to add both light and depth in your looks. The powder is scentless and the colour that you get is the exact one of its name, a dark, bronzed up gold with a hint of peach. It is best applied with a full blush brush.

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The loose powder costs 23 Euro and it lasts forever since you only need a tiny amount of product in every application. Make sure you regulate the amount of loose powder that comes out each time, because you can easily create a mess.

GUERLAIN- Terra Soleia Tan-Enhancing Bronzer Face and Décolleté

Terra Soleia is a limited edition powder, coming in a gigantic packaging. Thinking of it, is very convenient because the powder is supposed to be applied on face, decolte and -I will deliberately add- shoulders! As a Terracotta “child”, Terra Soleia has a prominent, yet super sexy tiare flower scent. Its fine powder has a true golden colour with zero amount of glitter but rather a nice, rich sheen.

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I purchased the powder from Dubai and it costed me 300 Dhs or else 70 Euro. I forecast that I will enjoy the powder for quite a while, as its generous amount permits me to play around with it ofter and yet, as you can see, the pattern is still intact!

AVON- Glow Bronzing Pearls

Bronzing Pearls by Avon is a nice product to polish your daytime looks. It contains 3 kind of pearls: yellow, peachy tan and dark taupe.  Mixed together, they provide a natural like tanned colour in peachy undertones, with a neither matte, nor a shimmery finish, but rather a velvety one. The pearls secrete a fine, creamy, coconut scent.

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The powder costs 12 Euro and at the moment you can find it in the Avon website on sale.

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Saint Prokopis beach- Naxos island- Greece

Enjoy your vacations!!!